Pivec and Slocum finalists for WBCA All-America honors!!


They are both deserving. Mikayla Pivec, a 5'10" guard and the leading rebounder in Oregon State Women's basketball history and Redshirt Junior Destiny Slocum who led the Beavs in scoring this past season (14.9) are finalists for All-America Honors. The Women's basketball coaches association put out the finalist list!

Here is the official list from region 5

REGION 5

Name

School

Ruthy Hebard

University of Oregon

Sabrina Ionescu

University of Oregon

Aari McDonald

University of Arizona

Michaela Onyenwere

University of California – Los Angeles

Mikayla Pivec

Oregon State University

Satou Sabally

University of Oregon

Destiny Slocum

Oregon State University

Kiana Williams

Stanford University

Here is the official release from Oregon State Athletics:

For the second-straight year, Oregon State’s Mikayla Pivec and Destiny Slocum have both been named as All-America Finalists by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.

The duo made up two of the eight players selected from Region 5. The WBCA Selection Committee will select the 10-player All-America Team from the 52 regionals finalists, to be announced April 2.

Pivec has also been selected as an All-America Honorable Mention by both the AP and the USBWA. The senior has been named to the All-Pac-12 team, the Wooden Award Ballot, the Cheryl Miller Award Top-10, and the Naismith Trophy Midseason Team, and is a semifinalist for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Award. The guard was tabbed as the Preseason WNIT MVP and to the All-Tournament Teams for both the Maui Classic and the Miami Thanksgiving Classic.

The guard from Lynnwood, Wash. averaged 14.8 points and 9.3 rebounds per game during her senior season. She set Oregon State’s career rebounding record earlier this month. Pivec finished second in the Pac-12 in rebounding and fifth in the conference in field goal percentage. The guard had 14 double-doubles this season, and is in the top-10 in Oregon State history for career points, rebounds and assists.

For her contributions as a complete student-athlete, Pivec was named a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award. The senior has displayed a passion for community service, especially finding efficient ways to get the homeless access to resources. She is a team captain, and completed her undergraduate degree in three years, majoring in BioHealth Sciences. Pivec is currently a graduate student working toward a degree in Biochemistry and Biophysics.

Slocum is also an All-Pac-12 honoree this season, and has been named to the Lieberman Award Top-10 and the Naismith Trophy Midseason Team. She led the Beavers with 14.9 points per game this season, and had a team-best 150 assists on the year.

Overall, Slocum has 507 assists in her collegiate career, good for 22nd among active player in the nation, and the second- highest total by any non-senior. She has posted four career point-assist double-doubles, and has gone over 20 points 16 times in her two seasons with the Beavers.

A point guard from Meridian, Idaho, Slocum finished ninth in the Pac-12 in scoring and fifth in assists per game. For her efforts off the court, Slocum was an Academic All-District selection. Pivec and Slocum co-founded the Beavs CARE community service organization, which brings athletes from different sports together to engage in community service.

Full List of Finalists:

REGION 1

Name

School

Bella Alarie

Princeton University

Bre Cavanaugh

Fordham University

Elissa Cunane

North Carolina State University

Nicki Ekhomu

Florida State University

Dana Evans

University of Louisville

Kiah Gillespie

Florida State University

Haley Gorecki

Duke University

Stella Johnson

Rider University

Jazmine Jones

University of Louisville

Beatrice Mompremier

University of Miami

Jocelyn Willoughby

University of Virginia

REGION 2

Name

School

Aliyah Boston

University of South Carolina

Jessika Carter

Mississippi State University

Chennedy Carter

Texas A&M University

Rennia Davis

University of Tennessee

Tyasha Harris

University of South Carolina

Rhyne Howard

University of Kentucky

Rickea Jackson

Mississippi State University

Erica Ogwumike

Rice University

Chelsey Perry

University of Tennessee at Martin

Alexis Tolefree

University of Arkansas

REGION 3

Name

School

Brittany Brewer

Texas Tech University

Te’a Cooper

Baylor University

Lauren Cox

Baylor University

Crystal Dangerfield

University of Connecticut

Vivian Gray

Oklahoma State University

Keri Jewett-Giles

Florida Gulf Coast University

Ashley Joens

Iowa State University

Antoinette Miller

University of Cincinnati

Olivia Nelson-Ododa

University of Connecticut

NaLyssa Smith

Baylor University

Ilmar’l Thomas

University of Cincinnati

Megan Walker

University of Connecticut

Christyn Williams

University of Connecticut

REGION 4

Name

School

Grace Berger

Indiana University

Kaila Charles

University of Maryland

Kathleen Doyle

University of Iowa

Arella Guirantes

Rutgers University

Naz HIllmon

University of Michigan

Becca Hittner

Drake University

Dorka Juhasz

Ohio State University

Ali Patberg

Indiana University

Lindsey Pulliam

Northwestern University

Chante Stonewall

DePaul University

REGION 5

Name

School

Ruthy Hebard

University of Oregon

Sabrina Ionescu

University of Oregon

Aari McDonald

University of Arizona

Michaela Onyenwere

University of California – Los Angeles

Mikayla Pivec

Oregon State University

Satou Sabally

University of Oregon

Destiny Slocum

Oregon State University

Kiana Williams

Stanford University

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